Studies show that more than 20 million Nigerian females suffer the effects of FGM. The high prevalence in the country shows that despite all the work done on sensitizing people about the dangers this practice pose, some people still believe (for some reason), that it should be upheld.
This simply means, as a people, our work isn't done! We've gotta keep talking about it like (even at the risk of sounding like a broken record) until it becomes completely eradicated!
It is time for religious leaders to lend their voice to this cause. These revered individuals can help in this fight by privately and most importantly, PUBLICLY speaking against Female Genital Mutilation.
Nigerians are highly religious people and are prone to listening to their religious leaders even more than they do their doctors so this way, we have a chance of reaching some people who are still ignorant about the harmful effects of this practice. There is still so much to be done. Let's save more girls from the physical and psychological, short and long-term consequences of this brutality. #frownchallenge #endcuttinggirls #notofgm